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Gilgamesh - 9780394740898

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The story of Gilgamesh, an ancient epic poem written on clay tablets in a cuneiform alphabet, is as fascinating and moving as it is crucial to our ability to fathom the time and the place in which it was written. Gardner's version restores the poetry of the text and the lyricism that is lost in the earlier, almost scientific renderings. The principal theme of the poem is a familiar one: man's persistent and hopeless quest for immortality. It tells of the heroic exploits of an ancient ruler of the walled city of Uruk named Gilgamesh. Included in its story is an account of the Flood that predates the Biblical version by centuries. Gilgamesh and his companion, a wild man of the woods named Enkidu, fight monsters and demonic powers in search of honor and lasting fame. When Enkidu is put to death by the vengeful goddess Ishtar, Gilgamesh travels to the underworld to find an answer to his grief and confront the question of mortality.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    John Gardner, John Maier
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    320
    Publisher:
    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (August 12, 1985)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9780394740898
    ISBN-10:
    0394740890
    Weight:
    9oz
    Dimensions:
    5.2" x 8" x 0.69"
    Case Pack:
    24
    File:
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    Folder:
    RandomHouse
    As low as:
    $11.84
    List Price:
    $16.00
    Publisher Identifier:
    P-RH
    Discount Code:
    A
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